Oh I thought I was so clever
Yes, I sometimes think I’m quite smart. I had finally decided that I did actually need a pair of fingerless gloves, after all. All summer, I looked at various pairs knit by various knitters, and thought “why would anyone want fingerless gloves?” Then it got cold out, lol, and my basement (which is where I work) is unheated. And my hands got cold. And while fingerless gloves won’t solve everything – those fingers will still be uncovered – I bet that the gloves will be nice.
So after looking at a few patterns I found via Google, I decided to try something new and knit them the long way (so, not around, but so the rows run parallel to the arm), back and forth, in either garter stitch or in a modified stockinette that I used on a scarf I made last year. I had the first one about 75% completed when I took a break to surf some crafting blogs.
Surfing, surfing, surfing…and found this. Apparently, I am not so clever after all! Or, at least, not uniquely clever. Her pattern is so much better than what I was doing, with the short-row shaping, that I just ripped mine out and started over.
I’m about 25% into the first one now, and I have to say, I’m having trouble visualizing the end result based on what I have in my hands. Here’s hoping that I’m just lacking vision right now, and not that I messed something up in the first few rows that have doomed the project entirely.